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$250K fine for electrocution

18 June, 2019

A Queensland billboard company has received a $250K fine after a worker received an electric shock from a powerline the company knew was a hazard.


Raising safety to new heights

17 June, 2019 by Justin Boehm*

We review the key safety issues associated with crane lifting in Australia and the key precautions required to remain safe.


Feedback sought on GHS rollout

17 June, 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on its proposal to adopt version seven of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.


Landmark bullying prosecution in South Australia

17 June, 2019

A man was convicted and fined $12,000 in what is believed to be the first successful bullying prosecution under the harmonised WHS laws, nationally.


WHS conviction overturned, retrial to follow

17 June, 2019 by Natasha Doyle

The high-profile conviction of a Queensland man under WHS laws has been overturned, with the judge's misinstruction to the jury cited as the cause.


Working out at work reduces health risks

17 June, 2019

A new study has found that workplace exercise programs reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, which affects 35% of Australians.


PTSD at work leads to $180K compensation

13 June, 2019 by Veronica Clinch*

The Age has been ordered to pay $180K in damages after one of their journalists developed PTSD as a result of her work.


7 tactics for building workplace resilience

11 June, 2019 by Dr John Kearney*

Resilience is crucial to combating stress in the workplace. We provide 7 tactics employers should use to build resilience in their teams.


New Guide Helps to Reduce Injury & Fatality in the Mining Sector

11 June, 2019

Mining & Quarry Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2019/20 – Released


National industrial manslaughter offence likely?

10 June, 2019 by Susan Withycombe-Taperell, Senior Associate, and Jennifer Williams, Lawyer

Following two major reviews, a national industrial manslaughter offence is back on the agenda. So what is the likelihood of a national approach?


Safety in numbers

03 June, 2019 by Danielle Furness

Ever wondered what it takes to be in charge of safety for the AFL? Believe it or not, a talent for numbers and laws — the Laws of the Game.


Manufacturers face silicosis class action

31 May, 2019

Engineered stone manufacturers could soon face a national class action after their product led to Australian stonemasons' silicosis. 


Safety blitz begins after scaffolding collapse

30 May, 2019

An initiative designed to improve safety around scaffolding has been launched by SafeWork NSW.


Preventing falls from fixed ladders with cages

29 May, 2019

The risk of falling from a fixed caged ladder has been highlighted after a worker fell eight metres over a guardrail during an incident in 2017.


2019/20 Residential Living Guide to Lifestyle & Health released

27 May, 2019

The augmented reality guide is now available and free to retirement and residential living facilities.


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